Admitted Students FAQ
Yes. While course loads vary by professor, students should expect to spend a few hours per night finishing readings, preparing for discussion, and completing any other assignments that professors assign.
Classes within our NextGen Leadership Institute meet three times a week. On days when there is no class, students will attend office hours and the Leadership In Action Institute.
Class meeting times for the other institutes will be shared closer to the start of the program.
Outside of class, students will participate in pre-college and pre-professional workshops, including site visits with Barnard alum across the city, meetings with Barnard admissions counselors, and leadership trainings led by various faculty and staff members.
Arrival, Orientation and Departure
Barnard will not provide transportation from the airport to campus. We recommend using a ride-sharing service (e.g. Lyft or Uber) or taking a taxi in order to get to campus.
For more information about local resources, please visit Barnard’s webpage found here. A list of hotels can be found here alongside parking resources here. Please note that these listings are provided to assist your search, and should not be interpreted as a recommendation by Barnard of these establishments.
Excursions and Leaving Campus
Students will be permitted to leave campus (within approved perimeters) so long as they sign out, have a buddy with them, and are back by curfew.
While most activities will be covered by Barnard, it is good to have a bit of petty cash on hand for occasional souvenirs, food, or other expenses that may present themselves.
Residential Staff host a variety of evening activities including but not limited to movie nights and scavenger hunts.
Beyond our campus gates, we offer chaperoned trips to the MET, MoMA, Central Park and more!
All students will also have the opportunity to attend our two All-Play events:
- Luna Park on Coney Island
- A boat cruise on the Hudson River
Yes. Tuition includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner on weekdays and brunch and dinner on weekends.
Yes! Barnard dining strives to accommodate a number of diets including Kosher, Hallal, vegan/vegetarian, gluten/nut/dairy-free, etc.. Please make sure to let us know about your diet via the disability disclosure form.
Yes, each residential student this summer will have one to two roommates assigned via the housing questionnaire that can be accessed through your portal checklist.
Student rooms are furnished with the following items:
- Extra-long twin bed and mattress (39"x80")
- Desk & Chair
- Clothing storage (dresser/drawer space and a closet or wardrobe space)
Recommended items for all students:
- Bedding (extra-long twin sheets, 39"x80"), blankets/comforter, pillows, towels
- Flip-flops & shower caddy
- Laundry items (basket, detergent, iron*)
- Only electrical items that are UL-Listed
- Bathrobe, towels (hand towels, wash cloths, bath towels), shower shoes
- Book bag or knapsack
- Computer/laptop, printer, USB drive
- First Aid kit
- Surge protector power strip (regular extension cords are not permitted)
- American power adapters (if bringing appliances from other countries)
Yes, for the full list of items not allowed in the residence halls, please visit http://barnard.edu/reslife/policies/prohibited-items
Each floor of the residence hall is equipped with a laundry room. Laundry is free of charge, so there is no need to bring quarters or purchase tokens.